SquareCode – Marketplace for Easy Digital Downloads

SquareCode - Marketplace for Easy Digital Downloads

Marketplace WordPress Theme

SquareCode - Marketplace for Easy Digital Downloads

Start Your Own Store or Multi-Vendor Marketplace!

This hand crafted, bloat-free, theme was built specifically for you to open your own marketplace online at a very low cost. Utilizing the power of the FREE and very popular Easy Digital Downloads plugin, you can sell anything digital including items such as videos, music, digital art such as icons, filters, templates, themes, or photos etc.

You only need the FREE Easy Digital Downloads plugin to power your own store but you can expand to include Front End Submissions (multiple authors selling products, like ThemeForest), reviews or physical goods using the low cost paid plugin options.

EDD Wish Lists Support Added

Now SquareCode (Oct 3rd Update) supports EDD Wish Lists add-on. Give your customers the ability to save and share their favorite products on your site with the EDD Wish Lists add-on. Increase your sales by giving potential buyers a great user experience – a pressure-free way to save products to review later or share with their friends and family.

FES (Front End Submissions) Support Added

We have now (Aug 7th update) included full support for the Front End Submissions add-on for Easy Digital Downloads which means now you can run a full multi-author marketplace where authors can sign up to your website and upload products for sale. This includes then having their own unique store front, special store header banner, buyers can contact the author via their store page and more.

Single or multiple author products

With full support for the Easy Digital Downloads add-on ‘Front End Submissions’ you can power your site via multiple authors. Each author can join, upload for review their products, setup a contact form and bio plus have their own store page with their own header image for branding.

What if I want to sell Services?

There is a 100% FREE add-on for Easy Digital Downloads called Downloads As Services that removes the notice of no-downloads after checkout resulting in an order being received and no download being offered or message, exactly what you need for selling services.

What if I want to sell physical goods?

No problem as there is a very affordable add-on for Easy Digital Downloads called Simple Shipping that allows you to collect shipping information for physical products.

If I run a multi-author marketplace how do I pay them and split earnings?

Easy Digital Downloads has you covered by using Commissions add-on you can set your commissions split on every item sold.

Make it yours via customization

Easily change all the colors of all the sections including header, footer, CTA areas, breadcrumb etc. via image uploads and/or color pickers in the easy to use theme options panel. Support for the WordPress customizer is also included.

Boxed and Full Width Versions

Quickly toggle the format of all your website by choosing full-width or boxed version layouts via the theme options panel – super quick and easy.

Multi-Language and Translatable

We include support for WPML and also include mo/po files for local translation.

Video and Audio

Display your amazing work via fully responsive, color coordinated (can be altered in the theme options) players using the built-in functions of WordPress. Display each track and video in an elegant and easy to use format anywhere on your blog, pages or digital item sales pages!

Not just a Marketplace

We also include, via our free and popular plugins, the ability to display staff profiles, portfolio section with individual project pages, and careers including display via categories. A full blog section with support for WordPress post formats is included in the main theme and a whole bunch of templates that include right sidebar and fullwidth and many automatic templates such as 404 error, site map etc.


Every detailed has been poured over and tested to ensure that the flow of your selling pages is optimized. You can search or filter your digital products store, create category specific pages for digital items (photos, videos, icons etc.). A common menu system across all devices provides a cohesive experience. White spacing adds impact to sections, block quotes stand out to maximize their impact, buttons have great spacing and even file information for sale items is neatly arranged and yet flexible for different file types.

Dedicated Home Page

The dedicated home page has an easy to use slider that will accept ANY content, video, HTML, Text or images and even short codes. It also automatically displays 3 Featured (set via a category) products and then 9 latest products. The rest of the page is any content you wish, in our example I display some fancy block quotes in a carousel, 2 pricing tables and some benefit breakdowns. This could be anything you wish however.


We don’t build on a framework of multiple CSS files that are frustrating and bloated. We write each line of CSS and code in our themes, which means they are easier to edit and customize, load quicker and produce less strain on your server and provide better experience for you and your visitors.

6 Months of Free Support

We offer a full 6 months of support from date of purchase. Our support is limited to updates, bugs and installation issues but not customization or installing the theme for you. These optional extras are available at a cost.

Theme Features

  • Bloat-Free Theme
  • Full support for Easy Digital Downloads
  • Support for EDD Wish Lists add-on (paid add-on)
  • Full support for Front End Submissions add-on (paid add-on)
  • Full support for EDD Reviews (paid plugin)
  • HTML5 and CSS3 construction (heavily commented)
  • XML Preview Data file included for import
  • .json import for FES supplied
  • Extensive live help documentation
  • Translation ready with mo/po files supplied
  • WPML ready
  • Fully Responsive Design
  • SEO Best Practice Coding
  • Full featured theme options panel
  • Fully working contact form page with validation (free Contact Form 7 plugin)
  • Automatic lightbox for linked images
  • Full suite of Page Templates:
    • Dedicated Home Page
    • Automatic Site Map Page
    • Dedicated 404 Error Page
    • Portfolio Index – Filterable
    • Portfolio Single
    • Blog Index / Category / Archive Page / Author Page
    • Blog Single Page
    • Careers Index, Category and Single
    • EDD Single, Category and Index (filterable)
    • Full Width and Right Sidebar Pages
    • Multiple registered widgets for footer, menu and right sidebar pages for EDD, Page, Blog and Careers
  • Paginated Comments
  • Paginated Posts for long articles
  • Create and display text, image or any other content in swipe enabled, responsive carousels/sliders in pages, posts or widget areas
  • Responsive videos, buttons, icon buttons, google maps, toggles, tabs and more via our free short codes plugin
  • Multi-Track WordPress powered Audio player (self hosted)
  • Multi-Track WordPress powered Video player (self hosted)
  • Youtube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Twitter etc. embeds supported.
  • 8 Layered PSD Files
  • Support proudly supplied for installation issues / but not for customization (available at cost)

SquareCode - Marketplace for Easy Digital Downloads

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  • Update on 07/22/15 – v2.3.7 – Updated style.css to add font-family for navigation and breadcrumb as on some Chrome browsers the drop down arrow (or side arrow for breadcrumb) does not show. Also updated /functions/theme-scripts.php to remove the http in front of the google font calls to allow for sites with https: to not experience errors when trying to call the google font.
  • Update on 07/08/15 -something went wrong with the packaging of the update from 7/7/15 and the single-download.php was missed out of being included in the package. If you notice that your single download page is using the blog sidebar, then you need to update your theme files to include the single-download.php.
  • Update on 07/07/15 – v2.3.6 – Updated style.css for small CSS tweaks to EDD update 2.4.1. Line 2560 of style.css we changed #edd_checkout_form_wrap legend with new margin: margin: 30px 0 20px !important; The rest of the styling is commented out right before the media queries for your convenience.
  • Update on 06/22/15 – v2.3.5 – Updated style.css (version # only) and template-vendor_list.php – removed a conditional statement that was breaking the footer if user didn’t have their own website, removed the call all together.
  • Update on 06/18/15 – v2.3.4 – Updated style.css (version # only) and header.php – forgot to include the header.php on the 6/17/15 update for the color picker options for the vendor list styling.
  • Update on 06/17/15 – v2.3.3 – Updated style.css to include new classes for the new page template of Vendor List. This page template when using EDD and FES combined will display the vendors on your site.
  • Update on 05/27/15 – v2.3.2 – Updated style.css to include new classes for the update version of the WP Cart plugin.
  • Update on 04/29/14 – v2.3.1 – Updated style.css (version # only) and option tree directory (should be on version 2.5.4), please replace the entire option tree directory to clean up security issues with the plugin.
  • Update on 04/23/15 – v2.3 – Updating option tree files to account for security flaw. Please replace the entire option-tree directory with the one from this version. UPDATED FILES: style.css (version # only), all files in the option-tree directory.
  • Update on 04/21/15 – v2.2 – Updating for the XSS security flaw. UPDATED FILES: style.css (version # only), template-shopsingleauthor.php, template-shop.php, template-downloadsnofilter.php, taxonomy-download_tag.php, taxonomy-download_category.php.
  • Update on 03/16/15 – v2.1 – Adds new sort options to all EDD pages except search.php and EDD-Index.php to sort by Title (Asc/Desc), Price (Asc/Desc) and Date (Asc/Desc). Other small CSS tweaks.

    NEW FILES: template-shopsingleauthor.php, taxonomy-download_tag.php, archive-download.php

    UPDATED FILES: style.css, template-downloads.php, taxonomy-download_category.php, template-shop.php, template-downloadsnofilter.php, header.php, functions.php.

  • Update on 02/28/15 – v2.0 – Please see the changelog for a full description of the changes. It’s recommended you read the ‘Menu’ section of the help documentation to help setup your new menu area. Added horizontal menu and made css tweaks for optimum viewing.
  • Update on 01/07/15 – v1.3 – Updated style.css to include styling for small, small a and small a:hover, as well as fixed issue with newsletter validation error message knocking the submit button out of line in safari.
  • Update on 12/18/14 – v1.2.2 – Updated style.css (version # only) as well as template-shop.php to add pagination. Also added a new page template (template-downlosnofilter.php that will have pagination but no filter.
  • Update on 11/15/14 – v1.2.1 – Updated style.css to fix issue a column issue in iOS8 on iPad.
  • Update on 11/04/14 – v1.2.0 – Updated style.css to fix issue with upload media button from vendor dashboard.
  • Update on 10/08/14 – v1.0.9 – Removed template search-download.php, updated search.php to show fullwidth page and updated style.css to reflect new version number.
  • Update on 10/08/14 – v1.0.8 – Fixed pagination issue with downloads on search results page reported by 1 user.
  • Update on 10/03/14 – v1.0.7 – Updated the package and theme files to include support for the EDD Wish Lists add-on. Also included a child theme for buyers who wish to make customizations and upgrading a smoother process.
  • Update on 08/22/14 – v1.0.6 – Updated the portfolio single page to include the new widget area added to the plugin. Updated the category pages for downloads and portfolio CPT to include numbered pagination. Updated functions.php to include numbered pagination function. Updated style.css to add styling for new pagination and update to version #.
  • Update on 08/19/14 – v1.0.5 – Added 2 new functions in functions.php to allow for categories and tags to be displayed on single-download.php. Files touched: functions.php, single-downloads.php and style.css (for version # update).
  • Update on 08/18/14 – v1.0.4 – Added some extra options to header.php and style.css, also added pagination EDD category page template.
  • Update on 08/01/14 – v1.0.3 – Please replace all files, the theme now support Front End Submissions for styling and some specialty functions. Also fixed an issue with the 2 single page post templates when tags are not used. Please visit the online help documentation for further information.
  • Update on 07/17/14 – v1.0.2 – Please replace header.php, functions.php, fixes include correct color picker choice for variable product options displayed in the description section of a download page (header.php) and auto setting of color options on install (functions.php).
  • Release on 7/17/17 – Version 1.0.1 – please replace comments.php, update the /js directory and the /functions directory.
  • Release on 7/16/17 – Initial Release.

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Date: July 18, 2015